So I’m working on an e-learning that is heavily video-based. Storage limitations mean that we can’t embed the video directly in the Lectora package. (We use AICC). It has to be externally hosted and used as streaming video.
However, the streaming server is behind schedule. (You knew this would be complicated.) For the time being the file is on a Windows share, and I load it via a file:// url. I can preview it in the Add Streaming Video dialog–it plays just fine. However, when I actually click OK, the resulting Lectora file can’t play the video either in preview or run mode, nor can it play during browser preview.
Interestingly, the player itself refuses to appear. Just a blank black rectangle, even if rollover is turned off.
Double-clicking the space where the player should be results in highlighting invisible (black-on-black) text reading “Error loading this resource”. This seems to be a uselessly generic error, including http 503, wrong codec, and several other possibilities.